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04-21-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By Howster

Thanks. It does start intermittently, but the...

Thanks. It does start intermittently, but the battery is in fact good. We have already done diagnostics and am happy the battery is fine, as well as the alternator. When I attempt to start it and it...
04-21-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By Howster

Electrical/Starter issue???

Howdy folks,

I just found out I posted in the wrong era and I was told so. I apologize hugely. Its been awhile since I was on here as I have been traveling around the country for work. I came home...
03-08-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By Howster

Thanks for the assist. I don't really know how...

Thanks for the assist. I don't really know how BMW assigns their sensor positions, so I am just guessing to a point. I didn't know if Bank 1 was the front or rear position. I know for the camshaft...
03-08-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By Howster

Hey Scooter24, Yes the code does state...

Hey Scooter24,

Yes the code does state position B. I know how to work the problem, however I just don't know which position Bank 1, position B is. However after some further research I think I...
03-08-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By Howster

The code P0015 doesn't state if it is the intake...

The code P0015 doesn't state if it is the intake or exhaust side, only bank 1, position B. It says it is over-retarded. Anyone know if this would be the front or rear VANOS (OCV) solenoid? The car is...
03-08-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By Howster

So out of 112 views on this post, nobody knows...

So out of 112 views on this post, nobody knows the answer? I have a P0015 coded and after replacing and cleaning the major contributors to this issue, it still returns. Sometimes it takes a month or...
03-07-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By Howster

VANOS ??? on 2010 R56 Mini Cooper Base???

Hi to all,


I know this is probably a really stupid question, but which VANOS solenoid is on bank 1-the front one or the rear one? Thanks a bunch.


Cheers,

Howie
01-16-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 53
Drivetrain R56 Spark Plug Gap
Views: 64,014
Posted By Howster

OK all you R56 NON Turbo owners. Well at least...

OK all you R56 NON Turbo owners. Well at least the 2010 model anyway. I just spoke with NGK and the PLZKBR7A-G plugs have been discontinued, and the new part number is
PLZKBR7B8DG. And per NGK the...
01-16-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
R50/53 - R50/53 Spark Plug Gap
Views: 16,075
Posted By Howster

I just spoke with a Mini Dealership and their...

I just spoke with a Mini Dealership and their mechanics don't even know what the gaps are because they trust the pre-gapped plugs. How ignorant? That is the stupidest thing I have ever heard, but it...
01-16-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,704
Posted By Howster

I did purhase a set of the OEM NGK plugs at...

I did purhase a set of the OEM NGK plugs at RockAuto a couple of days ago and they were substantially less expensive than any other place I have checked. They are the OEM plugs. Someone stated they...
01-10-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 26,951
Posted By Howster

Good maintenance practice would have you changing...

Good maintenance practice would have you changing them at 30,000.
01-10-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,669
Posted By Howster

Changing your plugs isn't about only changing...

Changing your plugs isn't about only changing them when they are bad, or when the car starts to run poorly. It's part of good preventative maintenance practices. I can never understand why people...
01-09-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,379
Posted By Howster

I'm still trying to figure out how a PCV valve...

I'm still trying to figure out how a PCV valve ended up in an oil pan on someone's car. I ordered a new valve cover for my exe's 2010 R56 Base and the PCV valve is enclosed. I have sprayed the valve...
01-07-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,861
Posted By Howster

Valve cover upgrade ????

Hi to all,

I have been posting on this forum for a little while as I have been working on my exe's 2010 (R56) Mini Cooper Base. You all have been quite helpful and I appreciate it.

One of the...
12-22-2016, 08:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,084
Posted By Howster

Is there a oil catch can mod for the Mini? I have...

Is there a oil catch can mod for the Mini? I have installed them on pretty much all of my performance vehicles. My old Boss 302 and my new GT350 each had two. My previous AMG had one hunking huge...
12-22-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,084
Posted By Howster

I'm also wondering if I should return these O2...

I'm also wondering if I should return these O2 sensors of just keep them. The car only has 65K on it and the original sensors although dirty when I removed them cleaned up well. The lights even went...
12-22-2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,084
Posted By Howster

Hey Grussell, After I changed both O2...

Hey Grussell,

After I changed both O2 sensors I was still getting the P2414 code, so I decided to do some more troubleshooting. I removed the hose from the valve cover and decided to spray inside...
12-22-2016, 04:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,084
Posted By Howster

I just installed the two new sensors and still...

I just installed the two new sensors and still getting the P2414 code. I decided to disconnect the PCV valve on the valve cover and I sprayed it out with intake cleaner. The light went away, but I'm...
12-21-2016, 10:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,084
Posted By Howster

The Bosch number is the same as the one on the...

The Bosch number is the same as the one on the car, but the NTK number is different. I found the number from Pelican is also different, but slightly more expensive. I will update when I have them...
12-21-2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,084
Posted By Howster

The Bosch is $99.79 and the NTK is $55.79. These...

The Bosch is $99.79 and the NTK is $55.79. These are OEM replacement parts. Thanks.

Howster
12-21-2016, 09:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,084
Posted By Howster

Hi and thanks for the responses. It is a base...

Hi and thanks for the responses. It is a base Mini. It is an automatic. The battery is fine. It is charging and not an issue. I have already checked for vacuum leaks as well. I assumed the lights and...
12-20-2016, 07:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,084
Posted By Howster

P2414 Code with some oddball stuff.. Really!

Hi to all.

I had been communicating with a Mini forum a couple of months ago while working on my exe's R56 (2010) Mini Cooper, however I can't locate that particular forum, so I decided to come...
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